We care about our students’ health and wellness, and we work hard to ensure that every child is healthy and cared for. We offer a number of health screenings and provide information here as a resource to our families.
Student Health Screenings
The school nurse will screen students annually in selective grades for vision, hearing, height, and weight. When completed, parents will receive these results.
School Medication Policy
We only give medication to students with written orders from a physician and permission from the parent. All medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be in the original container.
If your child must take medication during school hours, please read the school’s medication policy, and return the request for administration of medication form to the school.
When to Keep Your Child Home
Many parents ask, “When is my child too sick to go to school?” This is not always an easy question to answer. A child who is sick cannot perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. In general, we ask that you keep your child home from school if he or she has any other following symptoms or diagnosed illnesses:
- Fever greater than 100 degrees (orally)
- Coughing: deep, barking, congested, or productive mucous
- Rash or rash with fever (new or sudden onset)
- Brown, gray, tan, or yellow drainage from the nose, eyes, or any other part of the body
- Unusually sleepy, lethargic, or grumpy
- Strep throat
- Bad cold with very runny nose and/or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
- Communicable disease such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo, head lice, ringworm, or scabies